If fans thought that former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham would retire from music after the girl group disbanded in 2000, they’re wrong, and there are receipts to prove it. Earlier this month, several demos of an unfinished solo project from 2003 titled “Come Together” went viral. The project was produced by Damon Dash, for whom she modeled the urban wear line Rock-A-Wear. Dash told the BBC News at the time that if Rock-A-Fella could make Beckham hot they could make anyone hot. Well, it appears that Dash really didn’t have that much faith in her after all. Now, 13 years later, fans get an opportunity to hear what they worked on, and it’s interesting. Since she’s currently working as a fashion designer, Beckham more than likely didn’t want the tracks released. At any rate, a her foray into R&B/Hip Hop was a bold step. Following the release of his single “Lake By The Ocean” in April, Maxwell has revealed the cover art for his next studio effort, “blackSUMMER’Snight”, the album from which the track is taken. The cover photo shows the singer clad in a black suit covering his face against a white, brick background. “blackSUMMER’S night”, Maxwell’s first new music in seven years, will be released on July 1, right after his BET Awards performance on June 26 and in time for his performance at the 2016 Essence Music Festival. In the meantime, Maxwell and his leading lady take a dip in the visual for the single. The Philip
Andleman directed clip finds Maxwell serenading his special lady, who totes jugs of water in the sweltering heat of Haiti and Dominican Republic. Maxwell has described the visual as a love story about finding joy after having gone through struggle and betrayal. It’s certainly worth watching. Just as Chance the Rapper’s latest studio effort “Coloring Book” is set to hit all music streaming services today, the Chicago MC is celebrating the release of a new music video for the single “No Problem”, his collaboration with 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne. Chance directed the clip with Skim Nasty, and received support from a few more friends as well. DJ Khaled, Young Thug, Boosie Badazz and King Louie all make cameo appearances in the high spirited visual. “Coloring Book” was released exclusively for streaming on Apple Music on May 12. In a tweet announcing the video, Chance also indicated that tickets would be coming soon as well. Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave grabbed headlines yesterday after being arrested for reckless endangerment, menacing, possession of a weapon and attempted murder stemming from the deadly Irving Plaza shooting that occurred at a T.I . headlined concert on Wednesday evening. News of the rapper ‘s arrest circulated after the New York Police Department released footage of a male suspect firing a gun in the concert hall’s backstage area, with some reports suggesting that the suspect in the video looked like the 30-year-old MC. The shootout left three injured, including Troy Ave, and left the MC’s bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter dead. While Troy Ave has been buzzing around the industry for a few years now, his recent arrest has brought him more attention than his catalog. Here’s hoping he uses this experience to become a better person.